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Harness Racing: Mighty Ronaldo eyes Golden Nugget

Trainer Justin Prentice has revealed the Golden Nugget at the end of the year is the main target for Mighty Ronaldo following his latest success at Gloucester Park.

Mighty Ronaldo is just returning to action after a nine-month absence and was making his second appearance in the Retravision, Lowest Price Guarantee Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.

Back to winning ways

Mighty Ronaldo had been disappointing during a first-up assignment two weeks ago when he suffered interference in the qualifying heat of the Nights of Thunder, but bounced back in style on Friday.

The four-year-old was the one to beat when jumping from barrier two and did not let his supporters down with what turned out to be a comfortable win.

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With champion reinsman Gary Hall jnr in the sulky Mighty Ronaldo made his move 300m from home and ended up beating Nota Bene Denario by more than two lengths.

Ticking along

Prentice was happy with the win and says he will keep Mighty Ronaldo ticking along while keeping their eye on the big goal for the end of 2022.

"We will look to racing him fortnightly," Prentice told reporters after the win. "The Golden Nugget at the end of the year; that’s his major objective."

Mighty Ronaldo now has six wins from 21 starts, including victory in the WA Derby in April 2021, while he has also picked up eight placings.

$287,402 has been put into the bank and Prentice will be confident of boosting the prize fund further in a busy 2022.

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